I knew of Tony Blair coming to Sabah about two weeks ago.Local newspaper Daily Express got wind of his presence here and broke the news.
Former Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair and his family is in Sabah for holidays.Blair and his family has been in Kota Kinabalu for the past 4 days and expected to stay a few more days.
Yesterday, Blair, wife Cherie and children attended morning mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral and were seated among parishioners without those among them realizing who they were.Only when mass ended and when they were about to leave the crowd realized the man was Tony Blair and his family and started to throng around him.Blair could only spare a few minutes before being whisked away by security personnel into a waiting car.
Blair, was once, one of the most powerful world leaders and responsible for the invasion of Iraq at the behest of US President George Bush.Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has labelled both as war criminals and urged the world court to try them for war crimes.Unfortunately, nobody is listening.
Sabah has been and still is favourite destination for celebrities and well-known world figures coming here incognito.
The majestic Mount Kinabalu
Jacques Cousteau was here with his ship Calypso many years ago and did a documentary on Sipadan before he died.Michael Schumacher was here a few years ago.Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi was here last year.Many other stars had come and gone without a squeak.
Sutera Harbour Mariner
Below is a 300- foot yacht picture taken by me that belonged to Paramount Pictures that came last month and stayed for almost a month at Kota Kinabalu.
Paramount Pictures super yacht
Another not so famous name but have a famous son are the parents of Adam Clayton, the bassist of U2, who moved to Sabah and whom I know personally.The most down to earth couple, never talked about their famous son.
Come to Sabah and unwind yourself.The beauty is, even if you are famous nobody really cares. We respect your privacy.